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An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman: The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820–1830

By Susan M. Ouellette. State University of New York Press, 2017. 380 pages. $29.95/paperback; $29.95/eBook. For ten years, 1820 through […]

Neal Burdick is retired as senior writer/editor at St. Lawrence University, where he continues to teach Advanced Writing. Also a freelance writer and editor, he lives in Canton, New York, where he is a member of St. Lawrence Valley Friends Meeting, an allowed meeting under the care of Ottawa (Canada) Meeting.


Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Homegoing: A Novel and The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Homegoing: A Novel. By Yaa Gyasi. Knopf, 2016. 320 pages. $26.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $11.99/eBook. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. By Colson […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Unbound: A Novel in Verse

By Ann E. Burg. Scholastic Press, 2016. 345 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 9–12. If you’re looking for a […]

Judith Favor belongs to Claremont Meeting in Southern California.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Continuing Work

Our introduction to the March 2017 issue on Race and Anti‐Racism.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Race and Anti-Racism
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Memorial service at Abington Meeting. © Tricia Coscia.

Honoring Those Known Only to God

A group of Friends hopes to identify North American Quaker burial grounds that hold remains of African American men, women, […]

Current committee members for Honoring Those Known Only To God are from Alaska, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. You can visit the Honoring Project's YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/YouTubeHonoringProjUGRR or email them at [email protected].

  • Avis Wanda McClinton, Upper Dublin (Pa.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • Joe Coscia and Tricia Coscia, Yardley (Pa.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Linda Lotz, Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Oppenheimer, Laughing Waters Friends Preparative Meeting (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.),  Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative.
  • Sarah Yvonne Blackburn Kehoe, Chena Ridge Friends Meeting (Fairbanks, Alaska), Alaska Friends Conference.
  • Tom Grabe, Germantown Meeting (Philadelphia, Pa.). Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

 

Update: This list has been revised to include the names and monthly and yearly affiliations of members of the committee.


Posted in: Online Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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Quakers: That of God in Everyone

Directed by Isaac Stambaugh, written by Donne Hayden. Rebel Pilgrim Productions, 2015. 90 minutes. $19.99/DVD. Having never reviewed a video […]

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism and a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting. He is retired from the History Department of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. His book Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President was published in 2015.


Posted in: June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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Business Lessons from Levi Coffin

From our Friends in Business column.

Peggy Tierney is the owner of Tanglewood Publishing, a children’s book publishing company, though she is currently on a break from publishing new titles to pursue personal volunteer and writing projects. She is a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting, but since moving to Indiana has been attending Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting.


Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, Friends in Business
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My Experience as an African American Quaker

A planned memorial for freed slaves in the cemetery exposes lingering divides.

Avis Wanda McClinton is a resident of Glenside, Pa., in Upper Dublin Township. She is a board member of the Grandom Insitution, a grant making project of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Books December 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviews of children’s books.

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